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Under the Hammer: Edward I and Scotland, 1286-1307 [Hardcover]

Fiona Watson
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3 Nov 1998
The history of war and conquest usually resounds to the noise of battle: exciting, certainly, but ultimately misleading because the war truly begins when the invading army, conquest complete, goes home. It is the relationship between the native population and those remaining behind as part of the new administration which holds the key to our understanding of not only the mechanisms of conquest, but also the fundamental elements of government desired by societies. Nowhere is this more convincingly demonstrated than in the attempted annexation of Scotland by Edward I of England, already conqueror of Wales. Why could he not succeed against an enemy he regarded as so inferior? The answer is complicated, encompassing questions of provisioning and morale on the one side, and national identity and leadership on the other. The Scotland of Wallace and Bruce nearly succumbed, having wrestled with contradictory desires for independence, and for stability and united government, for nearly a decade. The act that, ultimately, she did not give in illustrates that patriotism and its complement, self-interest, unmeasured and unremarked in account books and recruitment rolls, do indeed play a central role in discussions of war and conquest, as they do in history itself.


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  • Hardcover: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Tuckwell Press Ltd (3 Nov 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862320314
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862320314
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,807,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fiona Watson is a lecturer in the Department of History, University of Stirling. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent study of Edward and why he failed 20 Oct 2002
By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAME VINE VOICE
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Edward Plantagenet was one of the most effective and ruthless Kings England has ever seen. He conquered Wales and Ireland, so why was he unable to beat Scotland and maintain the success of Victory? Under the Hammer, present interesting aspects of this question, by examining Edward and his campaigns against the Scots and the political manoeuvring from the death of Alexander to Longshanks' death. Watson a lecturer in the Department of History at University of Sterling, examines the process of conquest of one medieval country at the hands of another, concentrating on one of the most vital aspects: the military garrisons. She presents the case that Scotland, though lacking a national sense, divided severely by Clan loyalties between Bruces and Comyns, never the less were able to marshal its resources, use of terrain and valiant spirit to deal with a better equipped, more battle-hardened army, lead by a warrior-king.
Excellent work for people trying to understand to period of Wallace's and Bruce's risings.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read on the Scottish Wars of Independence 21 April 2010
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Fantastic book. So easy to read, for those who are new to the study of history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent study of Edward and why he failed 20 Oct 2002
By Deborah MacGillivray - Published on Amazon.com
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Edward Plantagenet was one of the most effective and ruthless Kings England has ever seen. He conquered Wales and Ireland, so why was he unable to beat Scotland and maintain the success of Victory? Under the Hammer, present interesting aspects of this question, by examining Edward and his campaigns against the Scots and the political manoeuvring from the death of Alexander to Longshanks' death. Watson a lecturer in the Department of History at University of Sterling, examines the process of conquest of one medieval country at the hands of another, concentrating on one of the most vital aspects: the military garrisons. She presents the case that Scotland, though lacking a national sense, divided severely by Clan loyalties between Bruces and Comyns, never the less were able to marshal its resources, use of terrain and valiant spirit to deal with a better equipped, more battle-hardened army, lead by a warrior-king.
Excellent work for people trying to understand to period of Wallace's and Bruce's risings.
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